Best Sports Bars and Pubs showing Live Rugby

This page is your one-stop shop to locating pubs showing all the rugby. With so much going on from Six Nations to European Champions Cup and Aviva Premiership to the Rugby Championship and coverage spread across a variety of channels, finding a venue that caters to all your rugby needs can be tricky. That's where we come in.

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Watching these titanic matches in the company of fellow rugby fans is what British life is all about. So, here’s our list of the very best rugby pubs in the UK for you to choose from. See also our best pubs for Six Nations if you're a capital dweller. Tape up those thighs, Vaseline your brow up real good & check out our scrumtastic tips below!

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Old Dairy

Old Dairy

North London, Crouch Hill. Though strictly speaking a Gastro Pub, the Old Dairy is so cavernous that it could easily set itself up as a West End Club. With a good mix of locals and visitors, the atmosphere is lively and it's testament to the quality of the pub that such a huge space is often filled to the brim. Football is also big here, but if we were picking a pub in which to watch and England Six Nations match in North London, this'd be it. Sky Sports and BT Sport.
The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub

The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub

London, Angel. Claiming to be - perhaps - London's oldest pub, the Old Red Lion Theatre pub is an eclectic mix of discerning artistes and knowledgeable sports fans. The room upstairs with big screen fills up early so get in as soon as you can. Old-school and friendly. A pub for the classics.
Belushis and The Dugout

Belushis and The Dugout

West London, Hammersmith. Open from 7 in the morning, Belushi's is the best bar for Rugby in London when it comes to early morning games from Down Under! With a big sports emphasis and an attitude to bars which brings with it affordable food and drink, Belushi's is a proper sports bar. So wake up, smell the coffee, and get your bum on that seat. Good parties at the weekend too! Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Hoop & Grapes

Hoop & Grapes

London, Blackfriars. Awarded Sky Sports' Ultimate Venue award for the south-east of England in 2013, the Hoop and Grapes has something for everyone. A traditional food and drink menu, 6 screens throughout with one of them outside, cozy tables and well thought-through zoning of sport ensures an eclectic mix of rugby, football, NFL and tennis fans amongst everything else.
Merchant

Merchant

South West London, Battersea. First the downside: you have to walk to the top of Battersea Rise past lots of very attractive places (and probably lots of very attractive mothers) to get there. But once you're there, it's worth the walk! With three large projectors showing rugby and other sport on Sky Sports and BT Sport, The Merchant is a cracking spot to grab some food and take in one of London's more surprising pubs (three coloured wines on tap no less). Table fusball and simple but elegant decor make it well worth a visit for the rugby in the area. Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Rye

Rye

South East London, Peckham. It's rare to find a pub in South East London that pulls in the crowd for Rugger, but the Rye certainly does a job of work. Re-opened in 2012 following a major redevelopment, it's a charming pub in Peckham Rye that serves excellent food, a great choice of drinks and comes with all the trimmings you'd want: log fire, family friendly outdoor picnic benches and a table tennis table. Even though there's a dearth of rugby pubs in south-east London, this is by no means the best of a bad bunch - the Rye would stand up as one of London's best pubs by any standard. Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Wellington, Waterloo

Wellington, Waterloo

Central London, Waterloo. Located right outside Waterloo station, the Wellington couldn't be more conveniently located if you're taking a trip down to Twickenham later in the day. If you're staying in the city though, it's well worth your money popping in to grab all the rugby action. There are more screens than successful Lions tours and the beer is as delicious as Wilko's left peg. Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Oxford Arms Camden

Oxford Arms Camden

London, Camden. A super-friendly Irish family-run pub in the heart of Camden offers 4 games at once and plenty of atmosphere on match days. A favourite amongst locals but still embelished by a smattering of passers by, rugby days are great days at the Oxford.
Bowler Pub and Kitchen

Bowler Pub and Kitchen

London, Clerkenwell. Another MatchPint favourite and where we'll be watching the first game of the 2014 Six Nations. Home-cooked food and a tasty range of beers on tap combine nicely with comfortable seating and a big screen for those that turn up early.
Seven Oaks

Seven Oaks

Located in the heart of Manchester, Seven Oaks has got you sorted if you're looking to watch the rugby. A projector screen, 4K screen and the ability to show a bunch of games at once means you can watch every scrum, ruck and tackle.
The Directors Box

The Directors Box

Looking for amazing food, a range of drinks (including craft beers) and loads of screens to watch the rugby on? Get down to The Directors Box. They've got all of the above, including a fantastic atmosphere, especially for the big games.
Bowler Pub and Kitchen

Bowler Pub and Kitchen

Central London, Clerkenwell. The Bowler Pub and Kitchen is conveniently located on Bowling Green Lane, off Farringdon road. It is an excellent place for the Six Nations in particular as they have a 10ft screen along with 2 HD TV’s. A fresh locally sourced British pub menu, and reasonable prices make it the perfect place for a weekend of Rugby. The Scotch Eggs are superb and the bar staff always friendly. One of MatchPint's favourite venues for sport. Sky Sports only.
Greenwood

Greenwood

London's newest and slickest sports bars literally a pop pass away from the platform at London Bridge railway station. Travelling on the railways shouldn't rule you out of watching the action. With more T.V's than you can count and an atmosphere you'll remember for a while to come..
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Depot

Depot

This is a 1200 person capacity venue in the centre of Cardiff creating the next best atmosphere outside the stadium. There are 2 huge screens ensuring that everyone gets a top view. There is also the opportunity to book tickets to Best Seat in the House to ensure the best match experience.
Stack

Stack

Stack, partnered with GUINNESS, is located in the heart of the Newcastle. This unique space offers up the perfect place to watch the GUINNESS Six Nations and Women’s Six Nations on a large screen surrounded by tonnes food vendors and a number of bars to keep you entertained.
The Pear Tree

The Pear Tree

The Pear Tree is one of Edinburgh’s largest outdoor pubs gardens right in the hub of the city. All GUINNESS Six Nations matches will be shown on the huge screen for all to enjoy. Plus a GUINNESS Stoutie machine will be on offer to keep consumers entertained
Flat Iron Square

Flat Iron Square

Watch every scintillating moment of the Guinness Six Nations at the best sports venue in South London.
Philomena's Irish Sports Bar & Kitchen

Philomena's Irish Sports Bar & Kitchen

London, Covent Garden. What once was an out-the-box O'Neills high street pub is now a bustling Irish run independent mecca for rugby fans, the Irish in particular. You will need to be here early if you want any chance of catching the rugger.
One Tun

One Tun

London, Goodge Street. Our recommendation if you have the misfortune of finding yourself on Oxford Street as the rugby kicks off. Youngs beer and home cooked burgers are a great combo. The perfect escape from Top Shop.
Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket

Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket

London, Piccadilly Circus. London's newest and biggest sports bar, replacing the old Sports Cafe with plenty of talk and no shortage of walk. Numerous screens, a highly-affordable menu and the guarantee of watching 47 matches simultaneously.
Seven Oaks

Seven Oaks

Sir Pickering Phipps

Sir Pickering Phipps

Royal Oak

Royal Oak

The Box

The Box

Shakespeare

Shakespeare

Located slap bang in the heart of Manchester city centre, this amazing old building rumoured to date back to 1770s is a firm favourite. Wood panelled on the inside, they boast 6 screens over two floors and it's always packed for big international clashes.
O'Neills

O'Neills

What self respecting Irish bar wouldn't be heaving when there's rugby on the box? O'Neill's is predictably a hoot whenever there are big international games taking place. Great value grub and drink complete the package.
Six Bells

Six Bells

Fancy a glorious Sunday roast to plough through whilst you watch the rugby? There are few places better than the Six Bells. Excellent value food and drink make this a real favourite with sports fans and families.
O'Neills

O'Neills

A firm favourite with sports fans in Birmingham. Expect excellent service, great value for money, dozens of screens and a belting atmosphere during the Six Nations.
Malones Glasgow

Malones Glasgow